Women Who Rock: Greatest Breakthrough Moments

The achievements that changed everything, from Bessie Smith to Adele

1979 Laurie Anderson first performs her art-rock theater piece 'United States'
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1979 Laurie Anderson first performs her art-rock theater piece 'United States'

"O Superman" later becomes a freak hit, reaching Number Two in the U.K.

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